Workshop with Dee Collins
Friday, April 21: 10:30am – 1:00pm and Saturday, April 22: 10:30am – 12:00pm
$70.00 (incl. materials) | max. participants: 10
Learn the old Moravian craft of making paste paper. Women in the Single Sisters’ Houses in Moravian communities in America and Europa were known for their beautiful decorative paste papers. Moravian paper (“Herrnhuter Papier”) was used for book binding, decorating boxes, and as covers for note books. Now you can learn this craft in a two-day workshop offered by the Moravian Archives.
The workshop will take place at College Hill Moravian Church (see info at top of this page) and will include a visit to the Moravian Archives to see some of the beautiful historic paste papers. The workshop will last two days. On day 1 you will make the papers that can then dry overnight. On day 2 you will use the papers to make a simple pamphlet or an origami design. No previous experience is required. The workshop is open for anyone ages 10 and above.
Dee Collins is a Printmaker/Book Artist who moved to Bethlehem from Philadelphia. A graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, Dee is retired from the Collection Care department of The Free Library of Philadelphia and has volunteered at the Moravian Archives since 2013.
- all materials will be provided
- the process can be messy so bring an apron and dress accordingly
- children 10 years and older need to sign up with an adult
- please note that the workshop will be held at College Hill Moravian Church. Please park at the Moravian Archives and use the back entrance of the church